Shalako

  • PG
  • Edward Dmytryk (1968)
  • UK
  • 112 min
Shalako
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot are screen icons well adrift out west in this would-be epic western, though geographically they are not so far from their respective manors since it was filmed entirely in Spain. Despite director Edward Dmytryk - Broken Lance, Warlock - in the saddle, this is a slow-moving, high-camp fiasco. Connery (playing a cowboy) and Bardot (an aristocrat) are not alone in being oddly cast, as British actors Jack Hawkins and Eric Sykes also look like fish out of water. Really cherishable only for its truly inane theme song - Shalako, Shalako - and the sight of Honor Blackman choking to death on her own diamonds.

Plot Summary

A party of European aristocrats on a hunting trip in New Mexico falls foul of marauding Apaches and the treachery of a guide, who abandons the group and makes off with their possessions. However, a US army scout knows of their presence in the territory and sets out to the rescue. Western, with Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Jack Hawkins, Honor Blackman, Woody Strode, Peter Van Eyck and Eric Sykes.

Cast and crew

Cast

Shalako
Sean Connery
Countess Irina Lazaar
Brigitte Bardot
Bosky Fulton
Stephen Boyd
Sir Charles Daggett
Jack Hawkins
Frederick von Hallstatt
Peter Van Eyck
Lady Julia Daggett
Honor Blackman
Chato
Woody Strode
Mako
Eric Sykes
Henry Clarke
Alexander Knox
Elena Clarke
Valerie French
Rojas
Julian Mateos
Buffalo
Donald Barry
Chato's father
Rodd Redwing

Crew

Director
Edward Dmytryk

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Keystone Film Prod Ltd
Guidance: 
May be edited for language and violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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